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Did you know that #WebKit, the HTML engine powering Google Chrome, Safari and many other browsers actually started as a #KDE project called KHTML?

Please support the KDE fundraiser to allow KDE developers to go to sprints and improve KDE! Thanks to you some future KDE sprint might see birth of something as revolutionary as KHTML... 
We are raising money to support KDE sprints. People have asked legitimate questions about those funds—who gets the money? Who benefits?
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Some televangelists even claim that donations will cure everything from cancer to lupus. And not only is it perfectly legal, but the "pastors" are living a tax-free life of luxury, in massive mansions that are legally declared to be "parsonages" and taking vacations via private jet, all paid for with donation dollars. 
John Oliver delivered the sermon of a lifetime on Sunday night, turning his "Last Week Tonight" studio into his church and the audience into his congregants.  And he did it legally: Oliver created Our
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There's been many, many discussion threads about the introduction of Splash Screens to Google design guidelines. Almost in all of the discussions the same arguments for splash screens pop up.

I decided to put my responses to the common arguments in form of a blog post.
For some unfathomable reason Google decided to add Splash Screens to their design guidelines. While they now call it a "Launch screen" it's the same thing. A screen that is shown to the user while the app is loading. Unsurprisingly, this started a lot of (unhappy) discussion in the Android ...
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"When we build websites or apps, we often wait until the last minute to bring in designers to “apply” design, or look and feel. This is akin to baking a cake and then hiring a baker to make it taste good."
-Mike Monteiro

Why is this guy so quotable? ... and why haven't I read this book yet?!
An excerpt from You’re My Favorite Client
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As a problem-solver you meet a lot of people with opinions on how design and user experience (UX) works. These are mine.
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Hahahaha didn't knew you got it from there... Well credit goes to the author.
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If you're in the Seattle region and are looking for a house/apartment cleaning service, I highly recommend these folks. They are fantastic.
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Nice one!
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I died laughing...
Saying goodbye to someone and then walking in the same direction as them. *shudders*
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who is still sometimes haunted by trivial embarrassing moments from years ago which probably nobody else even remembers anymore....
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OK, so I love Android. I really do. But good god almighty why on earth has it become so damn complicated to turn all sounds AND vibration off in 5.x lollipop?!

Holy crap, it used to be I just press the volume down button till it says vibrate and one more time to turn vibrate off as well. Now I can only turn the volume down to vibrate with no obvious way to turn off vibrate!

Apparently I'm supposed figure out that this ambiguous crap under the volume slider labelled "None", "Priority", and "All", which has something to do with "Interruptions" but you wouldn't know it by looking at it, actually disables the volume control AND vibrate when I select "None". Ooh, ooh and if I press the hardware volume up button in this "None" mode - about the most deliberate thing I could do to tell the phone to turn up the volume - nothing happens. Holy mother of Cher this is bad.
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Please note that "None" also turns off the alarm clock which is just utter insanity.

Lollipop completely broke my workflow in this regard. I want my phone to be silent and not vibrate but still I want the LED to blink – why have it and not use it? The thing is in "None" you don't get any notification, not even the blinking LED. In "Priority" mode, you don't get non-priority notifications, and the ones that are still vibrate. What the actual fuck.

I ended up changing the vibration intensity to zero in a config file to have it behave like it used to. Idiots.
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I probably wont watch Stonewall the movie. Not because it's weird to make a feature film from a historic event - that's ok. "Make everything holy profane" etc. But because of the massive whitewashing. Or maybe "penis washing"? Or "gender conformist washing"?
Whatever - they've scrubbed history to make it more palatable to the assumed audience who can't deal with reality. Fuck your audience - screw your attempts to cutesy up a riot and squeeze it into some nicely accessible narrative fit for consumption.

What pisses me off more though is the fact that the LGBTQ community has slowly slipped away from its past in a similar manner. The Q and the T's has been removed. Anyone who isn't young, fit and into interior decorating has been silently shoved out the theatre door. All who aren't white gets at best some kind of supporting actor role and more probably typecast into an antagonist.
Lesbians are just "the quirky friend" and safely removed and finally we're stuck with the "not so queeny, safely white, penis-dude who perhaps has a boyfriend but will probably just make drinks and crack jokes" archetype.

How the hell did we go from a movement tightly connected to the egalitarian movements of the day (race, gender, economy, class) to THAT?

#StonewallWasARiot #TeamMarsha  
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yeah, I was worried about that when I saw the trailer; this post now confirms it. yuck! there's so much in our history which is radical and inclusive.
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Well that went with a bang.
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Hands down the best experience. Everywhere else wants you to call for a quote. NW Maids has all their rates clearly on the website, plus the available times and the ability to book directly. I booked my first appointment from the comfort of my couch on a Sunday evening. The cleaning team was very polite, professional and did a great job. Billing was already taken care of and I've already set it up for a two week schedule. I've been looking for a service like this and I FINALLY found it! Just wonderful!
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Belly full. Good food. A bit of a dive inside if you stay to eat. Stay if the crowd is good, or just get it to go like most seem to do. Great, tasty food.
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Great spot with great menu. Loved the sushi - had a couple rolls off the Chef's Special menu that were ridiculously good. This will be a regular spot for us. Very happy with the service.
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After multiple visits, each time communicating my explicit intent to purchase the ATS and leaving my contact information for when the ATS I was interested in arrived, no one called. Three different sales people - no one called. I purchased my ATS at a different dealership. Still, I hoped the service side would be better. I showed up on time for my first appointment one morning and the service entrance was closed. The sales entrance was also closed. I sat in my car and after several minutes the service door opened. I get out of my car not sure where to go and no less than three employees walk right by me without even a "good morning" or "Can I help you?". I wandered awkwardly inside, found the service counter and, interestingly, had a good, professional interaction with with service person. Then they made a commitment to call me back regarding the issue. No call. Several other times since then they failed to keep a commitment to call me back. This last time I waited to see how long it would take - three weeks later and no call. I changed dealerships. These folks lost my purchase and now my service because they can't keep a simple commitment to make a phone call. They are a disservice to the Cadillac brand. UPDATE: Brotherton finally contacted me and made what appeared to be a sincere promise to address the issues I experienced. Even though I've changed to a different dealership for now, I hope they're successful in addressing the issues.
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REALLY, REALLY good pizza. The best delivery pizza around. They also have great appetizers and really fresh, tasty salads. So good! And everyone I've ever interacted with there has been really pleasant. This is my go-to local pizza joint.
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These people are a disgrace. The way they treat their tenants is despicable. They have absolutely no respect for tenants or tenants property. Do not be surprised if you end up in court with these folks. It is really, really that bad.
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